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40 PCB007 MAGAZINE I AUGUST 2020 want all your stuff outsourced; crises do hap- pen. Right now, they're being made in Los An- geles, but I just moved the entire company to Dallas, and we're growing like weeds. We make all our systems, and at this stage in our growth, we also do the service. The idea is to develop the program so that a building is charged a subscription fee, and we guarantee to keep its Delta P, or change in pressure, at a certain level. We also want to monitor these systems re- motely and electronically. This is where the electronics aspect really comes into play. Look at the Las Vegas Strip: there's no downtime al- lowed, so we sensor up all the MGM properties and remotely monitor and deploy a technician to clean specific systems when their Delta P is going up. We keep the system at a design peak thermal efficiency. We drive that through data and analytics and optimize filters. Feinberg: Is Blue Box a public company yet? Metropoulos: No. We're still private, but we're growing fast. I started commercializing this in 2016 in Southern California, and now we have operations in Southern California, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, and Denver. We're everywhere from here to New York City. In New York City, we just disin- fected a two-million-square-foot building—the offices that house the attorney general. This week, we're disinfecting the Dallas police sta- tion, and we're not charging them; we're doing it as part of our civic duty because the police officers and fire stations are on the front lines. Whenever my people have downtime, I send them to a police station or fire department and have them start treating their systems to help out where we can. We do the same thing with nursing homes. If we hear about a bad situa- tion, we offer to disinfect things either at cost or no charge. We just finished up the NRG Sta- dium in Houston because they're converting it into a COVID-19 emergency hospital. It will be interesting to see how the COVID-19 really changes people's perception now of indoor air. Feinberg: Absolutely. We can tell you're excited about it, and you should be. What's your web- site? Metropoulos: BlueBoxAir.com. If you have any questions or follow up, feel free to reach out to me. Johnson: How many employees do you have? Metropoulos: We have 60 right now, but there's a pretty good chance it will be anywhere from 120–200 by this time next year. Johnson: Jim, thanks for the time. Metropoulos: Thank you. I really appreciate it. Take care. PCB007

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